our new bedroom

It’s been a month since we moved from our home. I have mixed emotions about the move, it’s a step towards some of our dreams but it’s also leaving a level of comfort that we created for ourselves. I miss the new kitchen, our white floors, the open layout but it’s good to keep looking forward.
The great thing about a move though is you get to purge, purge, purge! It feels so good to get rid of extra things and keep only what we really use and love. Even with fewer things it’s taken this month to fully unpack and if I’m being really honest, there are still 4 boxes of books sitting behind me waiting to be unpacked!

Our new (temporary) bedroom is tiny but I don’t mind it too much. Since Elin is sleeping in our room I have our bed/crib against the wall, which is the only way to fit them in while not feeling suffocated. It’s just a bit funny to me though, the last time my bed was in a corner like this I was a teenager and loathed making my bed.

Some of my favorites things are this wooden coat hanger from Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm, deep blue linen blanket, Muuto Visu chair that doubles as a side table and a stack of my favorite Danish interior magazine Rum.

Quick update!

Hello everyone!
Yes I know I haven’t been posting lately but I promise I will be back to business as usual as soon I return back home to Norway :)
For now I am going to fill you in with some news about what I have been doing lately and links so do read on if you are interested!
As you already know I am still in Greece finishing my degree and I don’t think I have had a moments of peace and quiet until today. I was expecting the presentation to be mid to end of November but I just found out yesterday that it’s actually late October! Bummer. I have been planning to do a lot of things in between but now I have literally only time for studying. Good news however is that I will be back home a month earlier so hey not everything is as bad as it seems!
I have been knitting before I sleep as a way to relax and I am loving it! I started with this amazing stitch that is so beautiful and easy called Raspberry or Trinity Stitch. If you know how to knit the link is a Youtube video and it’s how I learned how to do it myself! The pot looks amazing don’t you think?
While here I have been busy with some interviews so if you want to know more about my style and my home you can check both! So click below for each one and you get bonus points for spotting  photos I have yet to post on my blog :)
 Lovely Marta made a feature about me at iBoligen.dk and although it’s in Finnish google translator works amazingly for those that don’t know the language! Thank you Marta for translating and featuring me!
⏩ I answered questions also for lovely Tara and you can read the interview at estMagazine and this one is in English. Thank you sweet Tara for featuring me as well!
I can’t wait to get back to Norway and now that the first shock of earlier presentation has set in I am so excited to be back so much sooner than I originally expected! Here’s to looking forward to Xmas holidays hopefully this time with 10 times as much snow as last year!
I will leave you with some snaps from my Instagram, I am very much active there for those that wish to have regular updates about me!
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the kids, instantly framed

Last week I was introduced to a great company called Instantly Framed whose app and store make it super convenient to print and frame Instagram photos. I’m really impressed by the idea and the whole process was incredibly easy and quick, truly from beg…

my toolbox

The lovely people at Pink Apple Designs sent this Vitra toolbox my way to use however I’d like. The hard part was choosing just 1 place to use this because it’s so versatile, I could use it in a hundred different ways. For now though it’s bedside, hold…

October 2014 Free Typographic Printable Calendar

I love October and it’s probably why I am releasing my October month of my Typographic calendar so early! Scroll down to download :)
You can find the original version for the whole 2014 here or alternatively you can click on the top of the page on2014 Calendar for all of the months together!
You can also find the Typographic Calendar in 10 new colors here!

Click here for the white version of October 2014 Typographic Calendar
Click here for the black version of October 2014 Typographic Calendar
I hope you enjoy the October 2014 Calendar!
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Design Letters in my Bedroom

As a lot of you know I am spending a few more weeks in Greece and thus staying in my parents home. For the time I will be staying here I had to change rooms and say goodbye to the custom beautiful build in shelves I had created (as viewed here) and move to a different room. I loved my old premises but I saw this as a wonderful opportunity for a change. I thought it would be a great way to test sleeping in new colors and since I am alone here why not create a soft feminine pastel environment? I haven’t grown tired of white but a change is always welcome! I painted the walls a beautiful dirty pastel pink and I couldn’t be happier about it! Therefore as soon as I saw this months competition in NiB I knew my new bedroom would fit right in :)
(This will be my contribution to the NiB challenge!)
Onto the decoration itself!
Today I received in my mail a package I have been so excited and couldn’t wait for it to arrive. 
I think you all know how much I love the Design Letters brand ( you can follow them on Facebook and on Instagram as well for exciting news), their products appear multiple times on my blog (here or here or here or here or here , I daresay there are too many links to include) and on my Instagram (here and here and here for example). So how can I not be impatient when I know a big Design Letters package was traveling my way?
A little background on the brand, Design Letters is a Danish Design Company that has introduced first wooden letters, then porcelain cups, plates, vases teapots etc with a typography hand drawn in 1937 by the world renowned Danish Architect Arne Jacobsen. 
Before I even started blogging I was feverishly trying to find where I could buy a cup like the ones I was seeing in all the Nordic blogs with my initial on. It didn’t take me long time before I found out about Design Letters and their products and they have been one of my favorites every since then.
After I came to Greece I have suffered from loss of space since I had to change rooms. My new bedroom is a little smaller than the previous one  when it comes to one of its side and for some time now I have been looking for the perfect night stand that wouldn’t take too much space. The Design Letters Table to Go fits perfectly beside my bed plus you can pick it up from its handle and transport it anywhere with ease! I can’t wait to get this back to Norway, it will look great in my living room beside the couch! Another little touch is the Television Mirror that I hang above it, perfect to get a glimpse of yourself! All in all this just became my favorite corner to sit and drink my tea in the afternoon!

( This post is sponsored. All opinions are my own)
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Dining Chairs Conundrum

For a while now I have wanted to change our living room TV ( I have my eye on this white Samsung) but I can’t possibly warrant such a change when the current one is working flawlessly. And even more since there are other priorities like getting some dining chairs to replace our old ones. 
Four Eames DSW would be amazing but I would love to mix them up with two About a Chair by Hay. It would make the whole set up more affordable and also give it a little bit more character as well. For now I can only plan from afar and miss the cozy times I spend on my sofa cuddling with a soft blanket while re-watching The Tudors.

Do you have any shows that you keep re-watching? :) 

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Silent Vase from Muuto finally you’re mine!

Its funny how something can be on your wishlist for ages before you actually get it. Even if its something not really expensive or not even hard to find in any kind of way. One of these things is the Silent Vase from Muuto. It comes in two different sizes and a selection of colors but I have had my eye on the large and clear version for a long time and I am so happy it’s finally home! Isn’t it a beauty? I love how it complements my minimal living room but I love more how delicate flowers or leaves look in it. I want nothing more than to get the small pink version of it and I hope it wont take me as long this time around :)
Hope you have a great week!
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In my Bedroom

New things are making their way into my old bedroom in an attempt to make it more homey.
I had to move from my previous space so no more shelves for me! I am going to be spending some weeks here but since it’s my last long stay in Greece I am trying to enjoy it as much as I can  and having to change my accommodations doesn’t really bother me at all :)

How do you like the Muuto dots as a hanging solution next to my bed? Or the beautiful Bright Sprout pendant Nordic Tales send to me a few days ago? I love the subtle red cord it gives a bit of color that my grey white bedroom needs! It was so hard to choose between colors, the pendant is completely customization with a variety of colors for the cords and wooden bodies but that’s a story for another day , very soon I promise!

Hope everyone is having a great week!

(This post is sponsored by Nordic Tales. All opinions are my own)

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September 2014 Free Typographic Printable Calendar

Back to school or back to work this September? Either way month September of my typographic calendar is up! So what are you waiting for? Scroll down to download :)
You can find the original version for the whole 2014 here or alternatively you can click on the top of the page on 2014 Calendar for all of the months together!
You can also find the Typographic Calendar in 10 new colors here!

Click here for the white version of September 2014 Typographic Calendar
Click here for the black version of September 2014 Typographic Calendar
I hope you enjoy the September 2014 Calendar!
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Gearing up for Winter

I am gearing up for winter. Can you tell? My living room tones turn more grey and neutral, there are blankets and sheepskins everywhere and candles to add to the evening cozy mood. 
Even though it is not nearly as cold yet I can’t help myself. My latest additions in the mix are blankets and a storage round basket made of some sort of iron material all from Bohus.
Are you getting into winter mode yet or you are trying to prolong summer as much as possible?
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a new rail & news




The wonderful and incredibly talented Annaleena sent us one of her rails recently and I think it was exactly what this blank wall in our kitchen needed to holding towels and brushes.
The chem glass, tin box & brush are from one of my favorites, Betong Gruvan.

As strange as this is to say, and soon after I hung this great new piece, we have decided to move! We’re in the process of selling our house but in the meantime we will be in a temporary place for about a year (hopefully less). Crazy right?!
I’m going to miss this place where my son & daughter were born, which we just bought recently and were slowly making it into a place we felt truly at home. However we have bigger dreams right now, dreams that might be taking us in a completely different direction that we need to take steps towards. As vague as that is I will have to wait and see how things unfold myself before I can share more.
Just don’t worry, I will keep updating my IG with news and you can look forward to seeing our new (very temporary) little place in the meantime.

Happy almost weekend!

New Get The Look section on Only Deco Love !

A lot of you are asking me where you can get the look or just specific items you see from my photos of my house. I decided to create a special section on my blog dedicated to just that! You can can find it on the top along with my Calendar and all my social media marked as Get the Look !
There you will find everything you need to know about where to buy everything either from select stores or the manufactures themselves. 
As always let me know if there is anything I haven’t included yet by sending me an email or simply by leaving a message.
Hope you enjoy this new addition to the blog!
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My new Coffee and Chocolate maker – Tassimo Vs Nespresso

For a while now I have been toying with the idea of getting another coffee machine that I could use when I wanted something different than the coffee the Nespresso brews, while at the same time put no extra effort into it. I did a little research and I ended up leaning towards the Tassimo  mostly for its variety in chocolate and tea drinks. I bought the Tassimo T20 model since I didn’t care for the water filter and I liked that it came in white and in different other fun extra color skins! 
The Tassimo has exceeded our expectations and we are very happy that we ended up getting it. I want to be clear and state that if you want a good cup of coffee and you appreciate its aroma and you want to have that experience then maybe either get the Nespresso or an actual espresso machine. If you have the time and the patience to brew your own espresso and froth your milk then by all means do just that, the Tassimo is in no way superior in making a cappuccino. If you want to mix your own chocolate, melt it, make your own caramel syrup and create an amazing 500kcal hot chocolate again you should do just that. The beauty of the Tassimo is that you can have a hot frothy chocolate that tastes just like it came out from a vendor machine with less than 90kcal a cup and in just two moves. I love those machines, I always end up circling them in hotels if they have them. My favorite is our own Freia for Tassimo, very rich and tiny bit salty. No guilt, easy and quick cup of amazing hot chocolate. A lot of people complain about the quantity, I found it just right. With the addition of the milk capsule it makes a generous cup. When it comes to the coffees again the quality of them is exactly what you would expect from a vendor machine. If you like that then you will be very happy with the Tassimo. I am already loving the Latte Caramel Macchiato and to my surprise so is my boyfriend as well! Even if you are a strict coffee loving person you can enjoy the quality Tassimo offers. 
We already own a Nespresso,a great Moccamaster coffee machine and a Bodum Columbia coffee maker. Lets just say that we didn’t get the Tassimo expecting it to fill all our coffee needs. We got it because we wanted sometimes a change in what coffee we drink but without the fuss. The Tassimo does just that and we couldn’t be happier.I only wish we could get the variety the US store has!     
I hope this post will be helpful to people that don’t know what to do when it comes to buying a coffee machine. As for me, I am going to make my second cup of Freia hot chocolate for the day ;)

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Scenes from my Home

Things are very quiet around here and I couldn’t be happier. Tonight our plans are after an afternoon hike to return home for a movie , chocolate covered strawberries I made just an hour ago and champagne.

You don’t need it to be a special day in order to plan a nice afternoon for yourself and the people you love. 
In fact, it’s these moments that make our life better.
 I wish everyone has an amazing afternoon whatever you do! 
Our favorite Living room spot
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